There are a variety of areas in which to volunteer:
* Chainsaw (Basic/Advanced)
+ Mud Out
- Water Purification
- Blue Tarp (Temporary Roof)
* These units are fielded by DBA
+ These are units that are staffed
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it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine
before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." <><><>
A storm has destroyed homes and businesses. Power lines are down and no one has electricity. Food and water are in short
supply. Help is hard to find and scam artists are out looking to exploit the dire needs of others. For just about everyone it is a miserable time, but for the sick, aged, and infirm the situation is desperate...
In the midst of this chaos the love of Jesus shines very brightly
when volunteer 'yellow caps' from the Denton Baptist Association
Disaster Relief Team arrive on the scene providing food, water,
physical assistance and spiritual guidance to those in need. Also,
in stark contrast, everything is being provided entirely free of charge!
The word spreads fast between neighbors and in the local churches.
Many folks come with great needs, some they don't even realize
they have. Help is provided, souls are saved, and God is glorified.
Disaster relief is a unique opportunity to live your Christian
witness. Volunteers not only provide much needed physical
assistance, but act as living examples of God's love when people are
looking for Him most.
Yellow Cap Orientation Training
The Denton Baptist Disaster Relief Team works with the Texas
Baptist Men. All volunteers must go through yellow cap orientation training before being deployed. Denton Baptist Association has a TBM certified yellow cap trainer, certified basic chainsaw trainer, and also a certified shower and box unit trainer (see the current information tab for more details concerning DBA disaster relief training.)
Disaster deployments can happen at any time of the year, but are more common during hurricane season (June through October). Deployments are usually within the US, but occasionally are international. Almost always they are of fairly
DBA provides basic yellow cap and some type of specialty training at least twice a year. Above are some pictures
from a water purification specialty training course given at Camp Copass in April, 2011.